We believe that freshman year is too early to begin to focus directly on college. It is a time for students to get acclimated to high school and the new responsibilities that come with it. However, we do encourage the following:
Students can start thinking about their interests and passions, and pursue activities that may support them.
Students should design their course schedules to give them the time and space to explore the subjects and extracurriculars that get them excited.
By developing strong study habits and time management techniques early on, students will see positive results on their transcript. It is important for students to put forth their best effort starting freshman year as this will determine their courses in subsequent years as well as impact their options for college down the road.
All sophomores have the opportunity to take the PSAT at Harvey in October and the Pre-ACT at Harvey in April. Students are encourages to continue to explore their boundaries academically through the selection of their core and elective classes.
Students should continue to explore extracurricular interests and seek opportunities to engage in activities both in and outside of the Harvey community.
The College Office will begin to communicate with sophomores and their families through mass emails and on-campus events that will help them prepare for the individualized college planning that takes place in their junior year.